Falls Prevention Resources

Find more resources and educational presentations on preventing falls, building coalitions, and supporting community falls prevention efforts at https://ncfallsprevention.org/presentations/

Healthy Aging NC

An Initiative of the NC Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville 

Healthy Aging NC serves as a resource center for evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. Learn more about our chronic disease management and falls prevention programs, as well as additional resources at the Healthy Aging NC website.

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs in NC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Initiatives

For Health Care Providers: Care Plan to Prevent Falls              Pharmacists can help reduce older adult falls.     Click Patient Materials HERE, then the Graphics tab for more CDC images like this one!   For Family and Community Members, Patients, Caregivers:

Injury Free NC

An initiative of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the NC Division of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch to keep North Carolinians safe and free from injury and violence so that they can live to their full potential. Find resources and more information at the Injury Free NC website

Brain Health Resources

Alzheimer’s Association – North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association – North Carolina – Community Education Programs Alzheimer’s Association – Programs and Partnerships The Brain Injury Association of NC was founded in 1982 by families and concerned professionals, who realized the need for more information, resources, training, and advocacy about brain injury. Their mission is to offer help, hope, and a voice for persons living with brain injury and their families. Visit the BIANC website. Falls and Brain Injury (handout) Traumatic Brain Injury Website – NC Department of Health and Human Services Traumatic Brain Injury Special Emphasis Report – NC 2019 Parkinson’s Foundation Carolinas makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. They provide education, resources and programs throughout the state. Fall prevention is an important component of living with Parkinson’s. By talking to the healthcare team, exercising and making the home safer, a person with Parkinson’s can decrease his or her risk of falling and increase quality of life. Parkinson’s Foundation Carolinas Chapter Parkinson’s Falls Prevention Parkinson’s Resources & Support Understanding Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Foundation Research PD Library

NC Assistive Technology Program

The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) works with people of all ages and abilities, providing assessments, equipment demos, short term device loans, training, and referrals to funding sources. Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. Various AT devices and equipment can be used as an aide in preventing & reducing falls among individuals. Visit the NCATP website.

National Council on Aging

A respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) will give you tips and resources on fall prevention, balance programs and help you learn about Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls Free Infographic – 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers Exploring Practice in Home Safety for Fall Prevention : Creative Practices in Home Safety Assessment and Home Modification Study

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

An initiative of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology to ensure the independence, safety, and well-being of older persons through fall prevention. Find resources for individuals, families, service providers, researchers and educators at stopfalls.org Check out their Home Modification Information Network page, including the North Carolina specific page. Home Assessment Tools for Consumers Home Assessment Tools for Professionals AARP HomeFit Guide – A 36-page, full-illustrated guide that features smart ways to make a home comfortable, safe, and a great fit for older adults – and people of all ages. Lowe’s Livable Home – Lowe’s can help you customize your home to fit your accessibility needs with various solutions, so you can live day to day in comfort and with peace of mind. Recruitment for Falls Prevention Coalition Members – Technical Assistance Brief #3

More Resources and Presentations

Find more resources and educational presentations on preventing falls, building coalitions, and supporting community falls prevention efforts at https://ncfallsprevention.org/presentations/